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Yankees promote Gittens, hope for jolt at first base  

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The Yankees have promoted slugging prospect Chris Gittens from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, hoping the hulking 27-year-old can provide a jolt at first base in his first turn in the majors. New York entered Saturday night's game against Boston with its first basemen hitting .174 with five homers. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound Gittens was set to bat sixth and make his major league debut against the Red Sox.

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Yankees promote Gittens, hope for jolt at first base

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